Monthly Archives: October 2008

Vocal Joystick

Posted by PH on October 11, 2008
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This is interesting:

Under development at the University of Washington. More info here.

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More MobileMe

Posted by PH on October 09, 2008
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I recently posted on the shortcomings of Apple’s MobileMe service. Things don’t seem to be getting any better: last night I logged in and was greeted with this message:

Logging in this morning throws up the same message. An outage of 12 hours?

Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear…

[Update 13.30 GMT. I may have jumped the gun on this one. There certainly seems to be no widespread reports of major email downtime on MobileMe. Maybe I was just unlucky and caught two short ones. Even so, it’s not exactly confidence inspiring.]

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Korg DS-10

Posted by PH on October 06, 2008
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Here’s something: a venerable analogue monosynth re-imagined for the 21st Century and the Nintendo DS, no less.

2 twin-ocillator synths and a 4-part drum machine pre-loaded with samples create by the DS-10 itself. A 6-track sequencer. Built-in FX and real-time sound control via the touch screen. Wireless communication allowing you to sync multiple units together and swap data. From this:

To this:

Fun. Amazing. Mind-blowing. And yet so musically limited (to put it mildly). A Toy.

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